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KISS For The Summer By Jill Schlesinger

KISS is the perfect mantra for summer finances! Start with savings: If you’re putting away $50 dollars a month, bump it up to $60 dollars — that’s an automatic 20 percent increase!

Learning the alphabet is the first building block of reading. It is recommended that children have a working knowledge of their ABCs before entering kindergarten

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Standardized testing can be difficult for children, especially those who don’t test well. Every child is presented with the same test, so there’s no allowance for level of understanding or aptitude to the subject matter.

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Science sparks curiosity in even the youngest children, but as your children get older, they are ready for more complex experiments and concepts. Encourage them to explore the things that they love, but also set them up to explore things that are unknown to them. By creating a safe environment in which they can explore,

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Your summer activities are planned, the camps are signed up for and the prospect of sleeping in a little bit each morning is on the horizon. However, before you send your kids outdoors to play, you need to think about how you’ll keep them safe in the sun.

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When it comes to school administration controversies, few are as hotly contested and often debated as the issue of school uniform requirements.

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Denise Buchanan is President of Sacred Garden Designs, Inc. a full-service landscape development company which cultivates beautiful inner and outer gardens

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The Iranian regime recently cut off access to the Internet. It also routinely censors the national press and stops foreign journalists getting into the country. If we don’t keep fighting, the winner of the forthcoming election will be chosen behind closed doors – with nobody able to voice any dissent.

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Once the weather starts to get nicer, kids will begin spending more time outside engaged in activities such as bike riding, swimming and organized sports. As they run around, ride their scooter and play baseball or tennis

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Mazen Darwish, the head of the Damascus-based Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), and 15 of his colleagues were arrested by Air Force Intelligence officers during a raid on the centre on 16 February.

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